Hepatitis E Prevention
There is no vaccination for hepatitis E. Prevention of hepatitis E is directed toward avoiding contaminated water in countries where the virus is found.
Prevention during travel to those countries includes:
- Wash your hands after using the toilet.
- Do not drink unpasteurized milk.
- Do not share food utensils.
- Wash your hands after handling raw meat, seafood, or poultry.
- Make sure all meat, poultry and fish products are well cooked.
- Avoid beverages made with ice
- Avoid uncooked food
- Do not brush teeth with tap water
- Do not drink tap water, including ice
- Wash hands thoroughly after using the bathroom
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